© 2012 AID AFRICA UK Registered Charity Number 1116336
We employed building teams to dig new 3 mtr pits at each location, and surround them with shelters constructed of bamboo framing, covered with plastic sheeting and grass thatching. This is a standard form of sanitation in this area, no sewerage systems here!
Involved and thankful, most beneficiaries provided the grass while OHP (Aid Africa) /FOMA supplied bamboos for framing and roofing, plastic sheeting, other materials, and labour.
It’s anticipated that these simple shelters will be robust enough to last at least several years or until the pit is full.
The devastating storms in January 2015 swept across Malawi -
Over 300 people were delighted to have their toilets replaced, providing privacy & dignity, while reducing the health risks associated with the challenges of poor sanitation.
Some of the 50+ families who have benefited from the new toilets, especially appreciated by the frail, the sick & those living with disabilities
In the 2015 crisis,
we distributed more than
25 tonnes of maize, (approx 100,000 meals)
over 11,000 soya meals,
2000 bars of soap and
1250 mtrs of plastic sheeting between Christmas & March 2015.
(above) Mary and her collapsed toilet
(below) Mary and some of the children she cares for -
Toilets of all different shapes and sizes, but each one invaluable to the family involved.
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